Atlantic Northeast Software Symposium
August 10 - 12, 2007 - Princeton, NJ
This talk avoids SOA hype and gets to the meat of the matter: how do you implement a Service-Oriented Architecture, what are the technological pitfalls, how do you test it, and what traps should you avoid. No marketecture: just implementation details.
No subject has been subject to more recent hype than Service-Oriented Architecture (I think it was because of a really good article in an in-flight magazine). For whatever the reason, the CxO has decided that we need one. It's up to you to implement it. This session is all about the technical considerations required to implement a service oriented architecture. It discusses technology choices, what is in (and out) of SOA's scope, how to implement transformations, routing, and other key services, how to version endpoints, and finally testing and debugging SOA. This session is marketecture free: it covers the details you need to implement this style of architecture.
- What SOA means to those who must implement it
- Technology choices
- The WS deathstar
- Implementing transformations
- Versioning services
- Testing SOA
- Debugging SOA implementations
About Neal Ford
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at email@example.com.More About Neal »